Volkswagen ID. The Buzz price starts at £57,115 in the UK
You can now get a Volkswagen ID. Buzz in the UK. And to put it simply, this 21st-century “hippie bus” doesn’t come cheap. It’s a lot more expensive than the original hippie bus that inspired it. However, most people who were young adults in the 1970s are much wealthier today than they were then. The all-electric ID. Buzz is cooler and more technically advanced.
When ordering a Volkswagen ID. Buzz in the UK you have three trim levels to choose from: Life, Style and 1St edition. The ‘low-end’ Life trim starts at £57,115, the mid-level (Style) trim starts at £61,915 and the high-end 1St Edition trim prices start at £62,995.
Whichever spec you choose, it packs a 77kWh lithium-ion battery that offers a rated range of 258 miles (415 kilometers). It has a 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor in the rear that delivers 310 Nm of torque.
As for the features that separate the three trims, some are the following distinguishing features:
- Life: First and foremost, the Life trim includes LED headlights, a heated windshield, the removable Buzz Box storage unit, Discover Pro navigation and infotainment with a 10-inch color touchscreen, and wireless charging.
- Style: Will be improved with “IQ. Light” LED matrix headlights, adaptive ambient lighting in the interior and ambient lighting for the tailgate.
- 1St Edition: “This specification includes a full range of safety and comfort features, including 21-inch ‘Bromberg’ alloy wheels, Discover Max navigation system with 12-inch color touchscreen and comfort seats with memory function.”
The ID Buzz is produced taking into account environmental compatibility beyond the purely electric drive. It contains recycled plastic material in the interior and is free of any leather. Volkswagen used green aluminum for the rims and battery housing. The tires (or tiresas they write in Great Britain) are manufactured with lower emissions than usual.
The ID Buzz has been a highly coveted vehicle since its introduction years ago. Tesla vehicles aside, it could be the most anticipated electric vehicle to date. (I don’t have data on this, so it’s open for discussion, but it certainly seems pretty high to me.)
However, the big questions are: 1) Are consumers willing to spend that much money on an ID card? Buzz? 2) How many ID. Is Volkswagen Ready To Produce Buzz Vehicles If Consumer Demand Is Hotter Than Expected?
Now if only we could find the fountain of youth.
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